An information kiosk and rest area at the entrance road to the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park is completed.
Superintendent Harvey Wickware said a steady flow of visitors is using the facility, completed by the National Park Service over the past three weeks."It seems the parking lot always has a few vehicles in it," he said.
The information station, at the junction of U-313 and U.S. 191 about nine miles north of Moab, is a covered wood structure with exhibits on Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point State Park and U.S. Bureau of Land Management recreation areas.
Two bulletin boards offer current information about the parks and public lands in the Moab area. The development has sidewalks, paved parking, restrooms and trash containers.
"We have been planning to build an information station at this junction for some time to help inform potential park visitors," Wickware said. "Last year, after the Utah Department of Transportation reconstructed Highway 313, we were able to move ahead with our plans.
The park service plans to build a similar facility at the junction of U.S. 191 and U-211, which leads to the Needles District of Canyonlands, about 40 miles south of Moab.